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Myanmar coup causes meth surge in Thailand

PHI PHI: A village watchman trains his binoculars on a suspicious fishing boat — the first line of defense as Thailand braces for a...

3 die in India fire

NEW DELHI: At least three persons died and three to four still feared trapped inside a hospital, which caught fire late on Thursday night...

Misinformation threat to PNG Covid efforts

PORT MORESBY: Misinformation threatens to scuttle Papua New Guinea’s already faltering efforts to bring a severe coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak under control, with a survey...

Fire hits Suu Kyi’s office

YANGON: A fire from a hurled Molotov cocktail broke out early Friday at the party headquarters of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi...

China to sanction 9 Britons for Xinjiang lies

BEIJING: China announced sanctions against nine UK individuals and four entities on Friday, saying they had “maliciously spread lies and disinformation” over Beijing’s treatment...

Deadlier Covid variant needs stronger jab – India

SRINAGAR: The Indian health authority announced that a new “double mutant” variant of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has been found in the country, raising...

13 killed in Nigeria raid

LAGOS: Thirteen people were killed in western Niger when armed men on motorbikes raided three villages near the Malian border, local officials said, warning...

Tornados kill 5 in Alabama

WICHITA: A cluster of tornados swept through the southern US state of Alabama on Thursday (Friday in Manila) evening, killing at least five people,...

Mexico Covid deaths hit 200,000

BAJA: Mexico on Thursday (Friday in Manila) became the world’s third country to surpass 200,000 coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths, as fears grew of another wave...

US to probe alarming manatee deaths

PENSACOLA: US authorities are investigating an alarming increase in manatee deaths in Florida, after the bodies of more than 500 of the giant marine...

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Robredo wants ‘more inclusive’ coordination among govt execs amid case surge

VICE President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo is appealing to the government to be “more inclusive” in its strategies, and coordinate with local officials and...

No celebration as Duterte marks birthday in self-quarantine

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte turned 76 on Sunday sans any celebration as he remained under self-quarantine in his home in Davao City, his top lawyer...

READ: IATF Resolution 106-A

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PH posts second highest number of new Covid cases in a day at 9,595

THE country posted on Saturday its second highest new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) caseload since the pandemic began last year with 9,595 new cases,...

Metro Manila, 4 provinces back to ECQ

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte approved a recommendation by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to revert Metro Manila and...

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